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Medical Technology (MT)

Department of Biotechnical and Clinical Laboratory Sciences

26 Cary Hall
South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214-3005

Paul J. Kostyniak
Chair

Leah Doherty
Undergraduate Program Advisor

Richard W. Browne
Program Director

Associated Programs

MT Courses

  • The Learning Environment

    The Learning Environment

    The BCLS Program of Medical Technology is located on the UB South Campus. Instruction is conducted through a combination of classroom-based lectures and hands-on laboratories. Lectures usually have between 25-75 students. In contrast, our laboratory sections generally enroll 12-24 students per section, maximizing faculty training of students. The capstone experience in Medical Technology is the semester of clinical rotations in hospital laboratories.

    About Our Facilities

    The BLCS Medical Technology Program utilizes lecture rooms and laboratories on the UB South Campus. Laboratories are equipped with biomedical research, diagnostic and analytical equipment, allowing students to experience hands-on learning. Laboratories are geographically located in the Cary-Farber-Sherman Complex and the Biomedical Education Building. Medical Technology clinical rotations are conducted off-campus, in hospital laboratories affiliated hospitals with the program.

    About Our Faculty

    The UB program in Medical Technology is ranked among the top 15 medical technology programs in the nation in terms of faculty research productivity. BCLS faculty excels at hands-on teaching in the lectures and the labs. There are 13 faculty members and 5 graduate student teaching assistants. Faculty members have received student, university and state-wide teaching awards, as well as the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. Faculty research interests include measurement of oxidative stress, methods evaluation protocols, environmental pollutants and disease outcomes in humans, vaccine research, cellular and molecular biology of erythropoiesis, breast cancer research, and organ and tissue donation.

    Faculty List Directory

    Please visit our Medicine and Biomedical Sciences department website for additional information about our faculty.

  • MT 101SEM Introduction to Medical Technology
    Seminar

    MT 101 will introduce students to the field of Medical Technology, also called Clinical Laboratory Technology or Medical Laboratory Science. The professional laboratory scientists perform tests and procedures on human body fluids and tissues to determine health and diagnose diseases. Students enrolled in MT 101 will have the opportunity to visit local hospital laboratories to observe medical technologists in various specialty areas (examples may include: blood banking, public health, clinical microbiology, etc.). Students will also meet MT Senior Students, who, under faculty supervision, will discuss current topics in medical technology and demonstrate laboratory experiments with universal precautions, safety and procedures. Open to all students who are interested. Elective credit only; does not fulfill any requirement.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
  • MT 198SEM UB Seminar
    Seminar

    The one credit UB Seminar is focused on a big idea or challenging issue to engage students with questions of significance in a field of study and, ultimately, to connect their studies with issues of consequence in the wider world. Essential to the UB Curriculum, the Seminar helps transition to UB through an early connection to UB faculty and the undergraduate experience at a comprehensive, research university. This course is equivalent to any 198 offered in any subject. This course is a controlled enrollment (impacted) course. Students who have previously attempted the course and received a grade of F or R may not be able to repeat the course during the fall or spring semester.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Requisites: Students who have already successfully completed the UB seminar course may not repeat this course. If you have any questions regarding enrollment for this course, please contact your academic advisor.
  • MT 199SEM UB Seminar
    Seminar

    The three credit UB Seminar is focused on a big idea or challenging issue to engage students with questions of significance in a field of study and, ultimately, to connect their studies with issues of consequence in the wider world. Essential to the UB Curriculum, the Seminar helps students with common learning outcomes focused on fundamental expectations for critical thinking, ethical reasoning, and oral communication, and learning at a university, all within topic focused subject matter. The Seminars provide students with an early connection to UB faculty and the undergraduate experience at a comprehensive, research university. This course is equivalent to any 199 offered in any subject. This course is a controlled enrollment (impacted) course. Students who have previously attempted the course and received a grade of F or R may not be able to repeat the course during the fall or spring semester.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Requisites: Students who have already successfully completed the first year seminar course may not repeat this course. If you have any questions regarding enrollment for this course, please contact your academic advisor.
  • MT 250LAB Hazardous Waste Worker
    Laboratory

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MT 250LEC Hazardous Waste Worker
    Lecture

    Credits: 2
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MT 302LLB Instrumental Analysis
    Lecture

    Clinical, hospital, and research laboratories utilize a variety of analytical instruments for biomedical research and diagnosis of diseases and conditions. MT 302 lecture will cover the theoretical principles of instrumental analysis; the MT 302 laboratory will cover the operational techniques of a variety of instruments, including practical aspects of spectral, electrochemical, chromatographic, colligative and nuclear instrumentation. Students are required to take both the lecture and the laboratory. Registration in MT 302 is limited to accepted majors of MT and BTE only.

    Credits: 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
    Requisites: Pre-Requisite: CHE 202 and MIC 301 and BIO 200 and BIO 201 and PGY 300 and (STA 119 or PSY 207 or SOC 294).
  • MT 401LR Clinical Biochemistry
    Lecture

    Clinical Biochemistry is the study of basic human biochemistry, with an emphasis on biomolecular structure, metabolic pathways and their relationship to human health and disease. MT 401 will cover the fundamental structures, function and interactions of biological macromolecules, including nucleic acids (RNA and DNA), proteins, carbohydrates and lipids. Accepted Biotechnology Students will use MT 401 as a foundation for MT 430 Bioseparation Techniques, taught each Spring; Accepted Medical Technology Students will use MT 401 as a foundation for MT 407 Clinical Chemistry, taught each Spring. Registration is open to MT and BTE accepted majors, and, on a space available basis, students who are enrolled in related majors who have fulfilled the prerequisites and have an interest in learning Clinical Biochemistry.

    Credits: 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
    Requisites: Pre-Requisite: CHE 202 and PGY 300.
  • MT 402LAB Clinical Immunology Laboratory
    Laboratory

    MT 402 Clinical Immunology Laboratory explores functions and mechanisms of the human immune system, including antigen-antibody reactions and their application to serological testing. Autoimmune diseases, syphilis, hepatitis, HIV-AIDS, infectious mononucleosis, cytomegalovirus infections and toxoplasmosis are among the disease states studied. MT 402 lab is open to accepted MT and BTE majors only; the lab is closed to non-majors.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
    Requisites: Pre-Requisite: BIO 201 Or MIC 301.Co-Requisite: Students must enroll in MT 402LAB and MT 402LEC in the same term.
  • MT 402LR Clinical Immunology Lecture
    Lecture

    Clinical Immunology is the study of all aspects of the immune system, with a particular focus on immune system diseases. MT 402 will explore the functions and mechanisms of the human immune system, including antigen-antibody reactions and their application to serological testing. Diseases studied will include autoimmune diseases, syphilis, hepatitis, HIV-AIDS, infectious mononucleosis, cytomegalovirus infections and toxoplasmosis. Registration is open to MT and BTE accepted majors, and, on a space available basis, to students who are enrolled in related majors who have fulfilled the prerequisites and have an interest in learning Clinical Immunology.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
    Requisites: Pre-Requisite: BIO 201 Or MIC 301.Co-Requisite: Students must enroll in MT 402LAB and MT 402LEC in the same term.
  • MT 405LLB Clinical Immunohematology
    Lecture

    Clinical Immunohematology is frequently referred to as ¿blood banking¿. MT 405 will present the theory, principles and laboratory skills associated with the human blood group antigens and antibodies, as they relate to the production and development of disease and blood disorders. Students will learn blood typing, cross-matching and antibody identification. Students are required to take both the lecture and the laboratory. Registration in MT 405 is limited to MT accepted majors only.

    Credits: 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Requisites: Pre-Requisite: MT 401 and MT 402.
  • MT 407LLB Clinical Chemistry
    Lecture

    Clinical Chemistry (also known as chemical pathology, clinical biochemistry or medical biochemistry), is the area of clinical pathology that is generally concerned with analysis of bodily fluids. MT 407 lecture will emphasize the physiological theory of disease and the principles of chemistry testing. MT 407 laboratory will develop technical competencies in analytical methods and computer-based data reduction and interpretation. Students will study electrolytes, blood gases, hormones, endocrine disorders toxicology of drugs, metabolites, enzymes, etc. Students are required to take both the lecture and the laboratory. Registration in MT 407 is limited to MT accepted majors only.

    Credits: 6
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Requisites: Pre-Requisite: MT 302 and MT 401.
  • MT 408LAB Hospital Chemistry
    Laboratory

    MT 408 Hospital Chemistry, is part of the Clinical Rotation requirement for Senior MT majors. Students will be assigned in a UB affiliated clinical chemistry laboratory site that will provide a supervised practicum in clinical chemistry. Supervision will be by a MT Clinical Faculty Member at the Clinical Rotation Site. Registration in MT 408 is limited to MT accepted majors only.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Requisites: Pre-Requisite: MT 407.
  • MT 409LAB Clinical Microbiology Laboratory
    Laboratory

    The MT 409 laboratory compliments the MT 409 lecture. Students in MT 409 laboratory will study techniques and methods used to identify and isolate bacterial pathogens. The laboratory consists of microscopic, biochemical and immunological procedures to identify pathogens from clinical specimens. Students are required to take both the lecture and the laboratory in the same semester. Registration in MT 409 is limited to MT accepted majors only.

    Credits: 2
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Requisites: Pre-Requisite: MIC 301 and MT 401.
  • MT 409LEC Clinical Microbiology Lecture
    Lecture

    Clinical Microbiology is a comprehensive study of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases that affect humans. MT 409 lecture will present the theory and principles of the study the classification, etiology, pathogenicity, laboratory identification, diagnosis, and treatment of bacterial infections, and will provide an overview of the classification and pathogenicity of viral infections. Students are required to take both the lecture and the laboratory in the same semester. Registration in MT 409 is limited to MT accepted majors only.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Requisites: Pre-Requisite: MIC 301 and MT 401.
  • MT 410LAB Hospital Microbiology
    Laboratory

    MT 410 Hospital Microbiology, is a part of the Clinical Rotations requirement for Senior MT majors. Students will be assigned to a UB affiliated clinical laboratory site that will provide a supervised practicum in clinical microbiology. Supervision at the site will be by a MT Clinical Faculty Member at the Clinical Rotation Site. Registration in MT 410 is limited to MT accepted majors only.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Requisites: Pre-Requisite: MT 409 and MT 416 and MT 429.
  • MT 411LLB Clinical Hematology
    Lecture

    Hematology is a study of blood and its components: blood cells and platelets, hemoglobin, blood proteins and bone marrow. MT 411 will include the study of the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of related diseases such as anemia, leukemia, and lymphomas. The lecture focuses on the components of blood and their specific role, hematopoiesis and the incidence, etiology, diagnosis and treatment of hematologic disorders. The laboratory complements the lecture and provides the opportunity to develop a working knowledge of the basis for hematologic laboratory testing, the development of the technical skills for the performance of a variety of laboratory procedures and the interpretation of laboratory results. Case studies will also be used for the clinical application of the material Registration in MT 411 is limited to MT accepted majors only.

    Credits: 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
    Requisites: Pre-Requisite: MT 405.
  • MT 412LAB Hospital Hematology
    Laboratory

    MT 411 Hospital Hematology, is a part of the Clinical Rotations requirement for Senior MT majors. Students will be assigned to a UB affiliated clinical laboratory site that will provide a supervised practicum in clinical hematology. Supervision at the site will be by a MT Clinical Faculty member at the Clinical Rotation Site. Registration in MT 411 is limited to MT accepted majors only.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Requisites: Pre-Requisite: MT 411 and MT 431.
  • MT 413LAB Clinical Elective
    Laboratory

    Clinical Rotations for senior MT majors only. Students will be assigned to a UB affiliated clinical laboratory site that will provide a supervised practicum. Students may pick this rotation site, from an approved list of affiliated laboratory sites, which is designed to provide depth and enrichment of students' experience in particular health-care areas pertinent to medical technology (e.g., virology, histocompatability, toxicology, tissue pathology, andrology and forensics). Supervision at the site will be by a MT Clinical Faculty Member at the Clinical Rotation Site. Registration in MT 413 is limited to MT accepted majors only.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
  • MT 414LAB Hospital Blood Bank
    Laboratory

    MT 414 Hospital Blood Bank, is a part of the Clinical Rotations requirement for Senior MT majors. Students will be assigned to a UB affiliated clinical laboratory site that will provide a supervised practicum in hospital blood bank/ immunohematology. Supervision at the site will be by a MT Clinical Faculty Member at the Clinical Rotation Site. Registration in MT 414 is limited to MT accepted majors only.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Requisites: Pre-Requisite: MT 405.
  • MT 416LEC Clinical Parasitology
    Lecture

    Clinical Parasitology studies the relationship between human-as-host, and parasites. MT 416 will present the theory and laboratory techniques of the distribution, pathogenesis, identification and life cycles of clinically significant parasites, such as worms and protozoa, emphasizing the infective and diagnostic stages. The laboratory features identifying characteristics of parasites using prepared clinical specimens. Registration in MT 416 is limited to MT accepted majors only.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
    Requisites: Pre-Requisite: MT 409.
  • MT 417LEC Laboratory Education and Seminar
    Lecture

    Examines clinical and classroom instructional design, evaluation strategies, statistical tools, and teaching skills; seminar portion features student presentations about topics relevant to medical technology.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
  • MT 419LLB Phlebotomy
    Lecture

    MT 419 Phlebotomy, is a part of the Clinical Rotations for MT majors. Students will be assigned an affiliated clinical laboratory site that will provide a supervised practicum in the instruction in blood-collection techniques. Supervision at the site will be by a MT Clinical Faculty Member at the Clinical Rotation Site. Registration in MT 419 is limited to MT accepted majors only.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
  • MT 420SEM Clinical Correlations
    Seminar

    Discusses case studies using problem-solving techniques to analyze and interpret relevant clinical and laboratory data. A comprehensive examination covers all program coursework.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MT 421LEC Clinical Urinalysis and Body Fluids
    Lecture

    Clinical Urinalysis and Other Body Fluids is a study of body fluids for health and disease and conditions. MT 421 will explore the theoretical and applied aspects of urinalysis and other body fluids. The laboratory will teach parameters that can be measured, such as proteins, enzymes, blood cells, and ions. Registration in MT 421 is limited to MT accepted majors only.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
    Requisites: Pre-Requisite: MT 302 and MT 401 and MT 407.
  • MT 422LAB Biomolecular Technology and Diagnostics Laboratory
    Laboratory

    Discusses the basic biochemistry needed to understand Mendelian genetics, basic techniques used in molecular biology, practical uses of molecular biotechnology in diagnosis, research and industry, and ethical issues surrounding the use of biotechnology. Laboratory consists of hands-on and demonstration exercises illustrating techniques used in biomolecular technology and diagnosis. Registration in MT 422 Laboratory is limited to accepted majors of MT and BTE; the lab is not open to non-majors.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
    Requisites: Pre-Requisite: (MIC 301 and MT 401) or (MIC 301 and BCH 403).Co-Requisite: Students must enroll in MT 422LAB and MT 422LEC in the same term.
  • MT 422LEC Biomolecular Technology and Diagnostics Lecture
    Lecture

    Biomolecular Technology and Diagnostics, will present and build on the basic biochemistry needed to understand Mendelian genetics, basic techniques used in molecular biology, practical uses of molecular biotechnology in disease diagnosis, research and industry, and the ethical issues surrounding the use of biotechnology. MT 422 LEC is required for all MT and BTE students. On a space available basis, students from other majors who have fulfilled prerequisites may enroll.

    Credits: 2
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
    Requisites: Pre-Requisite: (MIC 301 and MT 401) or (MIC 301 and BCH 403).Co-Requisite: Students must enroll in MT 422LAB and MT 422LEC in the same term.
  • MT 423LEC Laboratory Management
    Lecture

    Covers managerial theory and practice, resume writing and interviewing, influence of regulatory agencies, and current issues affecting health care. Registration in MT 423 is limited to MT accepted majors only.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
  • MT 426LEC Technical Communications for the Scientific Professional
    Lecture

    This course covers the multiple styles of presentation that are required for effective technical communication, emphasizing the ability to accurately analyze and present data and technical information in both written and oral formats. Written formats to be covered include preparation of a poster, writing SOPS/materials and methods, figures, tables and legends, and best practices for lab notebooks. Oral formats to be covered will include journal club discussion, PowerPoint and a poster presentation. Additional lectures will cover avoiding common errors in grammar and usage, accessing peer-reviewed library resources, and constructing a formatted bibliography. The course will also cover scientific vocabulary and best practices in software commonly used in technical communications, including EndNote, Track Changes in Word, and PowerPoint. Registration in MT 426 is limited to accepted majors of MT and BTE only. Closed to non-majors.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
    Requisites: Pre-requisite: Completion of Communication Literacy 1 or completion of Writing Skills 1 (ENG 101 or placement into ENG 201)
  • MT 428LEC Forensic Science
    Lecture

    Introduces the field of forensic science, including the general areas of forensic serology, DNA analysis, chemistry/drug analysis, firearms/tool marks, arson, and trace evidence. Open to students who have fulfilled the prerequisites.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
    Requisites: Pre-Requisite: CHE 202 Or CHE 252.
  • MT 429LLB Clinical Mycology
    Lecture

    Mycology is the study of fungi and human fungal infections. MT 429 is a comprehensive study of the classification, etiology, pathogenicity, diagnosis and treatment of fungal infections. Emphasizes techniques and methods used to isolate and identify fungal pathogens. The laboratory consists of microscopic and biochemical procedures to identify molds and yeasts from clinical specimens. Registration in MT 429 is limited to accepted majors of MT only.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
    Requisites: Pre-Requisite: MIC 301 and MT 401 and MT 409.
  • MT 430LLB Bioseparation Techniques Laboratory
    Laboratory

    MT 430 introduces the theory and practice of biochemistry through laboratory experiments designed to provide the student experience with common analytical techniques used to isolate, quantify, and characterize biomolecules. There is significant emphasis on chromatographic instrumentation. Laboratory practices include multiple bioseparation techniques including thin layer, classical column, high performance liquid, and gas chromatography as well as electrophoretic separation. The laboratory also employs automated and semi-automated chemistry systems. Registration in MT 430 is limited to accepted majors of BTE only.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Requisites: Pre-Requisite: MT 302 and MT 401.
  • MT 431LLB Clinical Hemostasis
    Lecture

    Hemostasis is the study of the components of the coagulation and fibrinolytic systems and related disorders. In lecture students will comprehensively study these systems and develop an understanding of mechanisms involved in their normal function as well as the clinical and diagnostic features of the disorders of each system. In the laboratory component students will learn the basis of the laboratory tests performed to assess the coagulation and fibrinolytic systems and become technically proficient in performing these tests. Case studies will also be used for the clinical application of the material. Registration in MT 431 is limited to accepted majors of MT only.

    Credits: 2
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
    Requisites: Pre-Requisite: MT 405 and MT 411.
  • MT 432LEC Introduction to Medical Genetics
    Lecture

    Medical Genetics is the study of the basic principles of hereditary medical, including basic Mendelian genetics, molecular and biochemical basis of genetics, developmental genetics, genetics of complex diseases, the genetics of cancer, genetic counseling, and prenatal diagnosis. Registration in MT 432 is limited to accepted majors of MT and BTE; on a space available basis, students from other majors who have fulfilled the prerequisites may petition for enrollment.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
    Requisites: Pre-Requisite: CHE 202 and BIO 201 and (MT 401 or BCH 403).
  • MT 434LAB Cell and Tissue Culture Techniques Lab
    Laboratory

    MT 434, Cell and Tissue Culture Lab, introduces the concepts of cell and tissue culture, with specific laboratory exercises designed to expose the student, through the use of primary and established cell lines, to sterile technique, media preparation, quality control and cell line validation, passaging of nonadherent and adherent cells, cryopreservation, microscopy and digital photography. Cellular assays for viability, proliferation, invasion, and apoptosis are performed. Registration in MT 434 is limited to accepted majors of BTE only.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Requisites: Co-Requisite: MT 434LEC.
  • MT 434LEC Cell and Tissue Culture Techniques
    Lecture

    MT 434, Cell and Tissue Culture, introduces the concepts of cell and tissue culture, with specific laboratory exercises designed to expose the student, through the use of primary and established cell lines, to sterile technique, media preparation, quality control and cell line validation, passaging of nonadherent and adherent cells, cryopreservation, microscopy and digital photography. Cellular assays for viability, proliferation, invasion, and apoptosis are performed. Registration in MT 434 is limited to accepted majors of BTE only.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Requisites: Pre-Requisite: MT 402.Co-Requisite: MT 434LAB.
  • MT 437LEC Applications of Molecular Biotechnology
    Lecture

    Discussions of the application of recombinant DNA technology to create various products and to solve problems. Topics include the manipulation of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells to produce recombinant proteins, directed mutatgenesis/protein engineering, production of therapeutic agents and vaccines, gene therapy, commercial product production by recombinant microorganisms, bioremediation and biomass utilization, genetic engineering of plants, transgenic animals and the regulation and patenting of molecular biotechnology. Open to BTE, MT and non-majors who have fulfilled the prerequisite.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Requisites: Pre-Requisite: MT 401.
  • MT 445SEM Biotechnology Career Preparation
    Seminar

    Explores the various careers in biotechnology with participation by individuals from various biotechnology companies. Discusses career options such as research and development, quality control and quality assurance, regulatory affairs, marketing, management, patent development, and sales. Teaches written skills including preparation of a resume and a curriculum vitae. Oral skills include preparing for and experiencing a simulated interview for an internship, career job position, graduate school, or other experience. Registration in MT 445 is limited to accepted majors of BTE only.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
    Typically Offered: Spring
  • MT 447LEC Introduction to Microbial Genome Annotation
    Lecture

    Application of the Integrated Microbial Genomics Annotation Collaboration Toolkit (IMG-ACT) to perform annotation of genes in a microbe with a sequenced genome. A series of remote modules will be demonstrated by the instructor, followed by student application of the modules to genes assigned to them for analysis. Open to BTE, MT and non-majors who have fulfilled the prerequisite.

    Credits: 2
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
    Requisites: Pre-Requisite: MT 401.
  • MT 496TUT Internship in Biotechnology
    Tutorial

    A one-semester, variable credit internship at a biotechnology site. Includes participation in one or more projects selected to integrate the materials learned in academic courses. Students are responsible for finding biotechnology internships by searching on-line and using UB resources (example: career services, experiential learning network, and resources presented in MT 445 Career Prep classes). Students can receive MT 496 credit within their degree program for more than one internship experience. Registration in MT 496 is open to BTE accepted majors and BTE intended majors

    Credits: 1 - 12
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
  • MT 499TUT Independent Study
    Tutorial

    Involves method and equipment evaluations or other short-term projects, arranged in consultation with individual faculty members.

    Credits: 1 - 12
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
  • MTH 101LR Introduction to Contemporary Mathematics
    Lecture

    This course is intended for students who do not plan to major in programs that require calculus courses. The aim of this course is to expose students to the utility and beauty of mathematics, and strengthen their quantitative and analytical skills. The material is organized as a series of independent modules exploring various topics in modern mathematics, its real-world applications, and directions of current research. Topics of the modules are selected at the discretion of the course instructor. This course fulfills the Math and Quantitative Reasoning requirement of the UB Curriculum.

    Credits: 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • MTH 115LR Survey of Algebra and Trigonometry
    Lecture

    A pre-calculus course; covers topics from the NYS Regents Course III: order, absolute value, inequalities, exponents, radicals, polynomials, rational expressions, solving systems of linear equations, quadratic equations and inequalities, functions (rational, logarithmic, exponential, trigonometric), graphing, trigonometric identities. Emphasizes applications to problems. This fast-paced course reviews Course III and prepares students for further courses in mathematics. Students with three years of high school math but with weak algebra skills should take ULC 147 before MTH 115. Students who have had only two years of high school mathematics may take MTH 115, or may prefer to take a two-semester sequence covering this material more thoroughly and at a more moderate pace: ULC 147 and ULC 148.

    Credits: 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • MTH 120LEC Selected Topics in Calculus
    Lecture

    Allows transfer students to efficiently learn specific topics from UB calculus courses that were not covered in calculus courses they took at other institutions.

    Credits: 1 - 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
  • MTH 121LR Survey of Calculus and Its Applications I
    Lecture

    For students in social, biological, and management sciences. Limits, continuity, differentiation of algebraic and exponential functions; applications; introduces integration. This course is a controlled enrollment (impacted) course. Students who have previously attempted the course and received a grade other than W may repeat the course in the summer or winter; or only in the fall or spring semester with a petition to the College of Arts and Sciences Deans' Office. To help students achieve greater success, all new UB students are required to complete the ALEKS math assessment tool. New and continuing UB students seeking to enroll in MTH 121 must complete the ALEKS assessment tool within the last 12 months and achieve a required score of 61 as a prerequisite. (ALEKS is not required in Summer/Winter).

    Credits: 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
    Requisites: Pre-Requisite: Score of 61 or better on ALEKS placement exam or ULC 148 with a grade of C or better or MTH 115 with a grade of C or better
  • MTH 122LR Survey of Calculus and Its Applications II
    Lecture

    Continuation of MTH 121. Maximization of functions of several variables using both calculus and elementary linear programming techniques. Elementary integration, simple differential equations, matrix algebra.

    Credits: 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
    Requisites: Pre-Requisite: MTH 121 or MTH 141.
  • MTH 131LR Mathematical Analysis for Management
    Lecture

    For students in Management. Limits, continuity, differentiation of algebraic and exponential functions. Applications, partial derivatives and applications. Introduces integration. This course is a controlled enrollment (impacted) course. Students who have previously attempted the course and received a grade other than W may repeat the course in the summer or winter; or only in the fall or spring semester with a petition to the College of Arts and Sciences Deans' Office. To help students achieve greater success, all new UB students are required to complete the ALEKS math assessment tool. New and continuing UB students seeking to enroll in MTH 131 must complete the ALEKS assessment tool within the last 12 months and achieve a required score of 61 as a prerequisite.(ALEKS is not required in Summer/Winter).

    Credits: 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
    Requisites: Pre-Requisite: Score of 61 or better on ALEKS placement exam or ULC 148 with a grade of C or better or MTH 115 with a grade of C or better
  • MTH 141LR College Calculus I
    Lecture

    Beginning of a three-semester sequence in calculus for students of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering. Covers differentiation and integration with applications. This course is a controlled enrollment (impacted) course. Students who have previously attempted the course and received a grade other than W may repeat the course in the summer or winter; or only in the fall or spring semester with a petition to the College of Arts and Sciences Deans' Office. To help students achieve greater success, all new UB students are required to complete the ALEKS math assessment tool. New and continuing UB students seeking to enroll in MTH 141 must complete the ALEKS assessment tool within the last 12 months and achieve a required score of 76 as a prerequisite. (ALEKS is not required in Summer/Winter).

    Credits: 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
    Requisites: Pre-Requisite: Score of 76 or better on ALEKS placement exam or ULC 148 with a grade of C or better or MTH 115 with a grade of C or better
  • MTH 142LR College Calculus 2
    Lecture

    Differentiation and integration of transcendental functions; infinite sequences; series and power series; integration methods; additional topics in analytic geometry. This course is a controlled enrollment (impacted) course. Students who have previously attempted the course and received a grade other than W may repeat the course in the summer or winter; or only in the fall or spring semester with a petition to the College of Arts and Sciences Deans' Office.

    Credits: 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
    Requisites: Pre-Requisite: MTH 141.
  • MTH 153LR Honors Calculus I
    Lecture

    First course in the honors sequence for intended math majors or for others with suitable preparation. Emphasizes proofs and concepts of calculus. Note: Credit will not be given for both MTH 153 and MTH 121/131/141. Credit for MTH 153 may be given in addition to AP Calculus credit for MTH 141.

    Credits: 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
  • MTH 154LR Honors Calculus 2
    Lecture

    A more theoretically oriented version of College Calculus II. Differentiation and integration of transcendental functions; infinite sequences; series and power series; integration methods. Topics enhance those of MTH 142 and concepts are often developed with proofs. This is designed to be a challenging course for bright students, including students who might be interested in graduate work in the sciences, engineering, and mathematics. Note: Credit for MTH 154 may be given in addition to AP Calculus credit for MTH 142. Credit will not be given for both MTH 154 and MTH 122/142. Pre-Requisite: A 4 or 5 on an AP Calculus Exam, or MTH 153, or an outstanding performance in MTH 141 College Calculus I. Contact the Math Undergraduate Office or the Honors College for registration in this course.

    Credits: 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
  • MTH 191LR Introduction to Discrete Structures
    Lecture

    Foundational material for further studies in computer science. Topics include logic, proofs, sets, functions, relations, recursion, recurrence relations, mathematical induction, graphs, trees, basic counting theory, regular languages, and context free grammars. This course is the same as CSE 191 and course repeat rules will apply. Students should consult with their major department regarding any restrictions on their degree requirements.

    Credits: 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Requisites: Pre-Requisite: CSE 115 or EAS 230 or EAS 240 or EAS 999TRCP.
  • MTH 198SEM UB Seminar
    Seminar

    The one credit UB Seminar is focused on a big idea or challenging issue to engage students with questions of significance in a field of study and, ultimately, to connect their studies with issues of consequence in the wider world. Essential to the UB Curriculum, the Seminar helps transition to UB through an early connection to UB faculty and the undergraduate experience at a comprehensive, research university. This course is equivalent to any 198 offered in any subject. This course is a controlled enrollment (impacted) course. Students who have previously attempted the course and received a grade of F or R may not be able to repeat the course during the fall or spring semester.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Requisites: Students who have already successfully completed the UB seminar course may not repeat this course. If you have any questions regarding enrollment for this course, please contact your academic advisor.
  • MTH 199SEM UB Seminar
    Seminar

    The three credit UB Seminar is focused on a big idea or challenging issue to engage students with questions of significance in a field of study and, ultimately, to connect their studies with issues of consequence in the wider world. Essential to the UB Curriculum, the Seminar helps students with common learning outcomes focused on fundamental expectations for critical thinking, ethical reasoning, and oral communication, and learning at a university, all within topic focused subject matter. The Seminars provide students with an early connection to UB faculty and the undergraduate experience at a comprehensive, research university. This course is equivalent to any 199 offered in any subject. This course is a controlled enrollment (impacted) course. Students who have previously attempted the course and received a grade of F or R may not be able to repeat the course during the fall or spring semester.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Requisites: Students who have already successfully completed the first year seminar course may not repeat this course. If you have any questions regarding enrollment for this course, please contact your academic advisor.
  • MTH 241LR College Calculus 3
    Lecture

    Geometry and vectors of n-dimensional space; Green's theorem, Gauss theorem, Stokes theorem; multidimensional differentiation and integration; application to 2- and 3-D space. This course is a controlled enrollment (impacted) course. Students who have previously attempted the course and received a grade other than W may repeat the course in the summer or winter; or only in the fall or spring semester with a petition to the College of Arts and Sciences Deans' Office.

    Credits: 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
    Requisites: Pre-Requisite: MTH 142 or MTH 154.
  • MTH 251LR Honors Calculus 3
    Lecture

    Third-semester calculus course for honors students and students with an excellent record in previous calculus courses. Emphasizes proofs and concepts of calculus.

    Credits: 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
    Requisites: Pre-Requisite: MTH 154.
  • MTH 306LR Introduction to Differential Equations
    Lecture

    Analytic solutions, qualitative behavior of solutions to differential equations. First-order and higher-order ordinary differential equations, including nonlinear equations. Covers analytic, geometric, and numerical perspectives as well as an interplay between methods and model problems. Discusses necessary matrix theory and explores differential equation models of phenomena from various disciplines. Uses a mathematical software system designed to aid in the numerical and qualitative study of solutions, and in the geometric interpretation of solutions. This course is a controlled enrollment (impacted) course. Students who have previously attempted the course and received a grade other than W may repeat the course in the summer or winter; or only in the fall or spring semester with a petition to the College of Arts and Sciences Deans' Office.

    Credits: 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Requisites: Pre-Requisite: MTH 142 or MTH 154.
  • MTH 309LR Introductory Linear Algebra
    Lecture

    Linear equations, matrices, determinants, vector spaces, linear mappings, inner products, eigenvalues, eigenvectors.

    Credits: 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Requisites: Pre-Requisite: MTH 142 or MTH 154.
  • MTH 311LR Introduction to Higher Mathematics
    Lecture

    Develops the student's ability to read, comprehend and construct rigorous proofs. Topics may include the following: the number systems N, Z, Q, R and the existence of irrational numbers; sets and functions; size of sets(finite/infinite, countable/uncountable); the countability of the rationals and the uncountability of the real numbers; boundedness; upper and lower bounds; lub's and glb's; lub and glb property; density of the rationals in the reals; Archimedean property of the reals; mathematical induction, including strong induction and the well-ordering of the natural numbers; sequences of real numbers, including the Monotone Convergence Theorem, Cauchy sequences, and the Bolzano-Weierstrass Theorem.

    Credits: 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Requisites: Pre-Requisite: MTH 241 or MTH 251 or Permission of Instructor.Math Majors and Minors only.
  • MTH 323LR Honors Linear Algebra
    Lecture

    Credits: 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MTH 326LR Honors Diff Equations
    Lecture

    Credits: 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
    Requisites: Pre-Requisite: MTH 142 or MTH 154 with a grade of C or higher.Some knowledge of linear algebra (MTH 309) will also be needed. Reviewing basic techniques of integration is encouraged. These are covered in Calculus II.
  • MTH 335LR Elements of Geometry
    Lecture

    Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometries. Studies the Hilbert postulates and various models, emphasizing Euclidean and Lobachevskian geometries.

    Credits: 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Requisites: Pre-Requisite: MTH 309.
  • MTH 337LEC Introduction to Scientific and Mathematical Computing
    Lecture

    Computing now plays an essential and ever-expanding role in science and mathematics. This course provides a broad introduction to computing in the sciences and in both abstract and applied mathematics. It is accessible to students early in their undergraduate program, thereby opening the door to the profitable use of computation throughout the junior and senior years.

    Credits: 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Requisites: Pre-Requisite: MTH 141 or MTH 153, and MTH 142 or MTH 154.
  • MTH 353LR Introduction to Combinatorics I
    Lecture

    Permutations, combinations, and other problems of selecting and arranging objects subject to various restrictions; generating functions; recurrence relations; inclusion-exclusion theorem.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
    Requisites: Pre-Requisite: MTH 241.
  • MTH 354LEC Introduction to Combinatorics II
    Lecture

    Theory of graphs: Eulerian and Hamiltonian circuits; trees; planarity; colorability; directed graphs and tournaments; isomorphism; adjacency matrix; applications to problems in communication, scheduling, and traffic flow.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
    Requisites: Pre-Requisite: MTH 241.
  • MTH 399SEM Junior Seminar
    Seminar

    Seminar based around a specific topic or area of mathematics appropriate to juniors in mathematics and the mathematical sciences. the format is determined by the instructor or team of instructors. Sessions include lectures by UB faculty in Mathematics and other departments around the university, talks by outside experts presentations by the students registered in the seminar on readings and/or research work they have done in relation to the subject matter of the seminar, and occasional field trips. Open discussion during the sessions is a key feature.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
    Requisites: Pre-Requisite: MTH 241 and Permission of Instructor Required for Registration.
  • MTH 411LR Probability Theory
    Lecture

    A first course in probability. Introduces the basic concepts of probability theory and addresses many concrete problems. A list of basic concepts includes axioms of probability, conditional probability, independence, random variables (continuous and discrete), distribution functions, expectation, variance, joint distribution functions, limit theorems. This course is dual-listed with MTH 511.

    Credits: 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Requisites: Pre-Requisite: MTH 142 or MTH 154.
  • MTH 412LR Introduction to Statistical Inference
    Lecture

    Rigorous derivation of statistical results, clarification of limitations of statistical analysis, extensive use of computational software, application of statistical methods to case studies. Topics include: Graphical and numerical techniques for exploring data. Use and accuracy of population samples using parametric and nonparametric methods. Determination of probability distributions from statistical data. Use of computational methods based on resampling of data to determine reliability of statistical information. Classical statistical inference methods: probability distribution estimation, confidence intervals for statistical results, hypothesis testing for statistical significance. Fitting of data using linear regression and determining the accuracy of fit. Bayesian methods for estimating probability distributions using prior information. Advanced topics such as importance sampling for understanding the probability of rare events.

    Credits: 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Requisites: Pre-Requisite: MTH 411 or STA 301.
  • MTH 417LR Survey of Multivariable Calculus
    Lecture

    For math majors in Concentration C, and majors of science and engineering. Surveys functions of several variables; differentiation, composite, and implicit functions; critical points; line integrals; Green's theorem. Vector field theory; gradient, divergence, and curl; integral theorems. Introduces functions of a complex variable; curves and regions in the complex plane; analytic functions, Cauchy-Riemann equations, Cauchy integral formula. Applications.

    Credits: 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
    Requisites: Pre-Requisite: MTH 241.
  • MTH 418LR Survey of Partial Differential Equations
    Lecture

    Surveys elementary differential equations of physics; separation of variables and superposition of solutions; orthogonal functions and Fourier series. Introduces boundary value problems, Fourier and Laplace transforms.

    Credits: 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Requisites: Pre-Requisite: MTH 241 and MTH 306.
  • MTH 419LR Introduction to Abstract Algebra
    Lecture

    A theoretical introduction to the basic ideas of modern abstract algebra. Topics include groups, rings, fields, quotient groups and rings, and the fundamental homomorphism theorems. Also may include applications to number theory.

    Credits: 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Requisites: Pre-Requisite: MTH 309 and (MTH 311 or PHY 410) or permission of the instructor.
  • MTH 420LR Abstract Linear Algebra
    Lecture

    Topics in advanced linear algebra.

    Credits: 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Requisites: Pre-Requisite: MTH 309 and (MTH 311 or PHY 410) or permission of the instructor.
  • MTH 424LEC Survey of Fourier Series Methods
    Lecture

    For mathematics, science, and engineering majors with strong mathematics backgrounds. Theory of Fourier series and transforms, orthogonal sets, special functions, applications.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
    Requisites: Pre-Requisite: MTH 241 and MTH 309.
  • MTH 425LR Introduction to Complex Variables I
    Lecture

    For students of physics, electrical and other areas of engineering, and mathematics. Analyticity; calculus over the complex numbers. Cauchy theorems, residues, singularities, conformal mapping. Weierstrass convergence theorem; analytic continuation.

    Credits: 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Requisites: Pre-Requisite: MTH 241.
  • MTH 427LR Introduction to Topology I
    Lecture

    Metric spaces and abstract topological spaces. Continuous functions and homeomorphisms. Subspace, product, and quotient topologies. Separations axioms. Connectedness and path connectedness. Compactness.

    Credits: 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
    Requisites: Pre-Requisite: Permission of the instructor
  • MTH 428LEC Introduction to Topology II
    Lecture

    Homotopy and homotopy equivalence. Fundamental group. Covering spaces and their classification. Seifert-van Kampen theorem. CW complexes and their fundamental groups. Topological manifolds.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Requisites: Pre-Requisite: MTH 427.
  • MTH 429LEC Introduction to the Theory of Numbers I
    Lecture

    The Euclidean algorithm and unique factorization; arithmetical functions; congruences, reduced residue systems; primitive roots; certain diophantine equations.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
    Requisites: Pre-Requisite: MTH 311 Recommended
  • MTH 431LR Introduction to Real Variables I
    Lecture

    Comprehensive and rigorous course in the study of real valued functions of one real variable. Topics include sequences of numbers, limits and the Cauchy criterion, continuous functions, differentiation, inverse function theorem, Riemann integration, sequences and series, uniform convergence. A prerequisite for most advanced courses in analysis.

    Credits: 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Requisites: Pre-Requisite: MTH 311.
  • MTH 432LR Introduction to Real Variables II
    Lecture

    Rigorous course in analyzing dimensions greater than one. Includes details of three basic theorems: the inverse function theorem, the implicit function theorem, and the change of variables theorem in multiple integrals. Topics include continuously differentiable functions, the chain rule, inverse and implicit function theorems, Riemann integration, partitions of unity, change of variables theorem.

    Credits: 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Requisites: Pre-Requisite: MTH 431.
  • MTH 435LEC Introduction to Cryptography
    Lecture

    Explains the basics of cryptography, which is the systematic study of methods of concealing messages from people who are not authorized to read them. Topics include the following: cryptosystem definitions and basic types of attack; substitution ciphers. Hill ciphers; congruences and modular exponentiation; digital encryption standard; public key and RSA cryptosystems; pseudoprimes and primality testing; Pollard rho method; basic finite field theory; discrete log; and digital signatures.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
    Requisites: Pre-Requisite: MTH 419 or MTH 429.
  • MTH 437LR Introduction to Numerical Analysis I
    Lecture

    A first course on the design and implementation of numerical methods to solve the most common types of problem arising in science and engineering. Most such problems cannot be solved in terms of a closed analytical formula, but many can be handled with numerical methods learned in this course. Topics for the two semesters include: how a computer does arithmetic, solving systems of simultaneous linear or nonlinear equations, finding eigenvalues and eigenvectors of (large) matrices, minimizing a function of many variables, fitting smooth functions to data points (interpolation and regression), computing integrals, solving ordinary differential equations (initial and boundary value problems), and solving partial differential equations of elliptic, parabolic, and hyperbolic types. We study how and why numerical methods work, and also their errors and limitations. Students gain practical experience through course projects that entail writing computer programs. This course is the same as CSE 437.

    Credits: 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
    Requisites: Pre-Requisite: CSE 115 or MTH 337 and MTH 241 and MTH 306 and MTH 309.
  • MTH 438LR Introduction to Numerical Analysis II
    Lecture

    Second part of the 2-semester sequence described under MTH 437. This course is the same as CSE 438.

    Credits: 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
    Requisites: Pre-Requisite: MTH 437 or CSE 437.
  • MTH 443LEC Fundamentals of Applied Mathematics I
    Lecture

    Mathematical formulation and analysis of models for phenomena in the natural sciences. Includes derivation of relevant differential equations from conservation laws and constitutive relations. Potential topics include diffusion, stationary solutions, traveling waves, linear stability analysis, scaling and dimensional analysis, perturbation methods, variational and phase-space methods, kinematics, and laws of motion for continuous media. Examples from areas might include, but are not confined to, biology, fluid dynamics, elasticity, chemistry, astrophysics, geophysics.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
    Requisites: Pre-Requisite: MTH 241, MTH 306, and MTH 309.
  • MTH 444LEC Fundamentals of Applied Mathematics II
    Lecture

    Explores other topics described in MTH 443.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
    Requisites: Pre-Requiste: MTH 241, MTH 306, and MTH 309.
  • MTH 448LR Data-Oriented Computing for Mathematics
    Lecture

    A practical hands-on introduction for mathematics majors to tools and methods for acquiring, storing, manipulating, and exploring data - both big and small. It also introduces students to the use of data in a variety of fields where mathematical talent can be productively applied: examples are bioinformatics (e.g. genomics), health care informatics, urban and regional planning, and data journalism. Extensive writing of reports is a central feature of the course.

    Credits: 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Requisites: Pre-Requisite: MTH 241LLB & MTH 337LLB.
  • MTH 450LEC Network Theory
    Lecture

    Network Theory - the science of mapping physical systems to mathematical graphs - provides an attractive methodology to describe and quantify real-world systems. In this course, we will explore the mathematical foundations of network theory and the network statistics used to quantify network structure. The course will especially emphasize connections to real-world data and the importance of interpreting network statistics in the context of the system being studied. Students will identify a physical system of interest and ultimately prepare a research paper that uses tools from network theory to quantify the structure of their system and provide a meaningful interpretation of their findings. Dual listed with MTH 550.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
    Requisites: Pre-Requisite: MTH 309.
  • MTH 456LEC The Mathematics of Voting
    Lecture

    Introduces the mathematical theory of voting - the systemic analysis of the ways to determine a choice of a group from the choices of individuals within a group - with applications to economics and politics. Examines voting procedures including the standard plurality vote, the antiplurality vote, the Borda count, Condorcets's method, and run-off elections. Provides an understanding of how different procedures effect group decisions. Uses convex geometry in the plane and in three spaces. Also discusses political power.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Requisites: Junior or Senior Standing Required
  • MTH 458LEC Mathematical Finance
    Lecture

    Introduces the mathematical theory and computation of modern financial products used in the banking and corporate world. Derives and analyzes mathematical models for the valuation of derivative products.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
    Requisites: Pre-Requisite: MTH 241.Co-Requisite: MTH 306.
  • MTH 459LEC Mathematical Finance 2
    Lecture

    Describes the mathematical development of both the theoretical and the computational techniques used to analyze financial instruments. Specific topics include utility functions; forwards, futures, and swaps; and modeling of derivatives and rigorous mathematical analysis of the models, both theoretically and computationally. Develops, as needed, the required ideas from partial differential equations and numerical analysis.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Requisites: Pre-Requisite: MTH 458.
  • MTH 460LR Theory of Games
    Lecture

    Introduces the mathematical theory of games--a systematic approach to modeling conflict, competition, cooperation, and negotiation--with applications to mathematics, economics, politics and evolutionary biology. A game, in mathematical terms, consists of a starting point and various choices made by 'players.' Each choice might lead to new choices or to an outcome that ends the game. Some choices might be random; some might be made without full information about what has transpired. The players are each trying to maximize their own payoff, but the play of each might influence the results of the others. The approaches Game Theory uses to analyze conflict between two or more people lead to results that can seem paradoxical as well as illuminating. The most important thing a student can take from this course is a useful way of approaching decisions, from the trivial-- how does a couple decide which movie to see--to the critical--how should countries pursue their goals in cooperation or conflict with their allies and enemies. Partial list of topics: Prisoner's Dilemma, game trees, pure and mixed strategies, backward induction, normal form, Nash equilibrium, chance moves, utility functions, domination, convexity, payoff regions, strictly competitive games, separating hyperplanes, repeating games, and cooperative bargaining theory.

    Credits: 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Requisites: Pre-Requisite: MTH 241 and MTH 309.
  • MTH 461LEC Topics in Algebra
    Lecture

    Treats problems, methods, and recent developments pertaining to a specific area of algebra. Topics courses can be taken more than once for credit.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
    Requisites: Permission of Instructor Required to Register
  • MTH 463LEC Topics in Applied Mathematics
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MTH 464LEC Topics in Combinatorial Analysis
    Lecture

    Treats problems, methods, and recent developments pertaining combinatorial analysis. Topics courses can be taken more than once for credit.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
    Requisites: MTH 309 required. MTH 353 OR MTH 419 recommended.
  • MTH 465LEC Lectures in Geometry
    Lecture

    Provides a broader understanding of differential geometry. Comprehensively introduces the theory of curves and surfaces in space. Moves toward the goal of viewing surfaces as special concrete examples of differentiable manifolds, reached by studying surfaces using tools that are basic to studying manifolds. Topics include curves in 3-D space, differential forms, Frenet formulae, patch computations, curvature, isometries, intrinsic geometry of surfaces. Serves as an introduction to more advanced courses involving differentiable manifolds.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
    Requisites: Permission of Instructor Required to Register
  • MTH 495TUT Undergraduate Supervised Teaching
    Tutorial

    Students who have at least junior status and satisfy the department's pre-requisites may apply to serve as undergraduate teaching assistants in one of the calculus courses (MTH 121/MTH 122, MTH 131, MTH 141/MTH 142, MTH 241). Under the supervision of the professor, undergraduate teaching assistants will lead two recitation sections each week of approximately 30 students each. Some grading of homework will be expected.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Requisites: Permission of Department
  • MTH 496TUT Internship in Mathematics
    Tutorial

    Students get field experience in mathematical employment, in business, industry or education, working under the joint supervision of an off-campus supervisor and a university faculty member, usually the director of undergraduate studies. May be taken once only.

    Credits: 1 - 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • MTH 497TUT Honors Thesis in Mathematics
    Tutorial

    Open only to math majors intending to seek an honors degree in mathematics. For information, consult the director of undergraduate studies in the Department of Mathematics.

    Credits: 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • MTH 499TUT Independent Study
    Tutorial

    Individual study arranged between student and faculty member in an area of mathematics of particular interest to the student.

    Credits: 1 - 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • MTR 118LEC Musicianship for Music Theater
    Lecture

    Musicianship for Music Theatre gives music theater students the tools to read and learn songs, by introducing them to basic aural and keyboard skills and the fundamentals of harmonic relationships. Monday classes will generally focus on aural and sight singing skills, and Wednesday classes will focus on applied keyboard and song analysis. Students will be led to accomplish these goals through in-class work and practice sessions, outside practice, aural and written presentations, and class discussions.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MTR 198SEM UB Seminar
    Seminar

    The one credit UB Seminar is focused on a big idea or challenging issue to engage students with questions of significance in a field of study and, ultimately, to connect their studies with issues of consequence in the wider world. Essential to the UB Curriculum, the Seminar helps transition to UB through an early connection to UB faculty and the undergraduate experience at a comprehensive, research university. This course is equivalent to any 198 offered in any subject. This course is a controlled enrollment (impacted) course. Students who have previously attempted the course and received a grade of F or R may not be able to repeat the course during the fall or spring semester.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Requisites: Students who have already successfully completed the UB seminar course may not repeat this course. If you have any questions regarding enrollment for this course, please contact your academic advisor.
  • MTR 199SEM UB Seminar
    Seminar

    The three credit UB Seminar is focused on a big idea or challenging issue to engage students with questions of significance in a field of study and, ultimately, to connect their studies with issues of consequence in the wider world. Essential to the UB Curriculum, the Seminar helps students with common learning outcomes focused on fundamental expectations for critical thinking, ethical reasoning, and oral communication, and learning at a university, all within topic focused subject matter. The Seminars provide students with an early connection to UB faculty and the undergraduate experience at a comprehensive, research university. This course is equivalent to any 199 offered in any subject. This course is a controlled enrollment (impacted) course. Students who have previously attempted the course and received a grade of F or R may not be able to repeat the course during the fall or spring semester.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Requisites: Students who have already successfully completed the first year seminar course may not repeat this course. If you have any questions regarding enrollment for this course, please contact your academic advisor.
  • MTR 210SEM Musical Theatre Repertory 1
    Seminar

    Introduces the student to music theatre song literature from 1959/1960 to the present with concurrent exploration and development of the skills needed to create a music theatre song performance.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MTR 220SEM Musical Theatre Dance I
    Seminar

    Basic music theatre dance from the late nineteenth century to the present. Classwork coordinates dance styles with shows from each period.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
  • MTR 302LEC Musical Theatre History
    Lecture

    Explores the development of music theatre forms. Includes the contributions of composers, lyricists, and librettists, as well as cast members, directors, choreographers, and designers; and employs audio and video materials.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
    Requisites: Pre-Requisites: MTR 210.
  • MTR 305SEM Music Theatre Workshop
    Seminar

    Develops audition and performance techniques. Includes vocal coaching, resume writing, musical theatre scene study, and mock auditions. Uses videotape for critical analysis of student progress.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Requisites: Pre-Requisites: MTR 210 and Music Theatre BFA.
  • MTR 320SEM Musical Theatre Dance II
    Seminar

    History of American show dance emphasizing style and practical application of knowledge. Continuation of MTR 220 concentrating on technical expertise as well as historical knowledge.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
  • MTR 350SEM Special Topics in Music Theatre
    Seminar

    Specialized aspects of the musical theatre. Usually includes literary and/or historical content in addition to practical technique work. Content varies from semester to semester.

    Credits: 1 - 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Requisites: Pre-requisite: Music Theatre majors or permission of instructor
  • MTR 405SEM Gemms Musical Theatre Company
    Seminar

    Professional performance experience in musical theatre production; working through the process from rehearsals to a staged production.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Requisites: Pre-requisite: Audition or permission of instructor
  • MTR 410SEM Musical Theatre Repertoire 2
    Seminar

    Introduces the student to music theatre song literature from 1866 to 1959 and continues to build on music theatre song performance skills begun in MTR 210.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Requisites: Pre-Requisite: MTR 210, Music Theatre majors, or permission of instructor.
  • MTR 420SEM Musical Theatre Scene Study
    Seminar

    Develops scene analysis, script preparation, and rehearsal techniques specifically geared toward music theatre performance. Explores texts from the classical and contemporary repertory. Emphasizes the integration of singing and acting techniques in performance.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Requisites: Pre-Requisite: MTR 210.
  • MTR 460SEM Applied Voice for Music Theatre
    Seminar

    Proper technique of vocal production. Gives particular attention to the utilization of healthy technique in performing musical theatre material.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
    Requisites: Pre-requisite: Permission of instructor
  • MTR 496TUT Internship Music Theatre
    Tutorial

    An internship position with a professional company or educational institution. Focuses on actual "field" experience to enhance the student's preparation for a professional career in musical theatre.

    Credits: 2 - 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Requisites: Pre-requisite: Permission of instructor
  • MTR 499TUT Independent Study
    Tutorial

    Substantial independent research or applied project under the supervision of a faculty member

    Credits: 1 - 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
 
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